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they used chemical weapons on civilians. is intervention inevitable? and speaking of chemical weapons, a new report details how the u.s. once held saddam hussein and the iraqis with its chemical weapons attacks on iranian troops. ♪ tens of thousands gathered at the nation's capital this weekend in remembrance of the 1963 march on washington. even though the nation has come a very long way, many feel that the struggle for martin luther king's dream still continues. more on the sights and sounds later in today's show. it's monday, august 26. pam 5 p.m. in washington, d.c. the national security agency was once the most secretive organization in the u.s. now, hardly a day goes by when we don't hear about the nsa's latest scandal. this weekend was no exception. two major headlines ran on the front pages of newspapers around the world this weekend. the first was a revelation that a number of nsa employees were actually using the surveillance program's capabilities to spy on their lovers. or, as they called it, operation love-int. that's according to the chairwoman of the senate intelligence comm
of if or when to use military force is still up in the air. president obama is also considering going it alone in syria, this after america's closest ally britain cast a surprising vote against military action in response to the chemical weapons attack. meanwhile bold reaction from syria's leader, bashar al-assad said its country is ready to defend itself from any military attack. [♪ music ] >> the united states may have to go it alone in syria. the white house is still trying to assemble a coalition after an alleged chemical weapons attack by government forces. but last night the british parliament refused to authorize any military intervention. the lawmakers were told the administration has proof that president assad's government used chemical weapons. they were also told that the president still has not decided how to provide in syria. defense secretary chuck hagel said that the u.s. still considers the u.k. an ally. >> thvery strong in condemning e syrian regimes use of chemical weapons, and that vote in the parliament does not change that. >> hagel also said every nation has the right t
. first, the latest from syria. >> u.s.says the u.s. is certai's government carried out chemical weapon attacks near damascus last week. obama said the u.s. had not yet decided whether to go ahead with military intervention. the permanent members of the un security council have held talks on a british resolution that could allow military action in syria, but that meeting has ended in deadlock. full report later on in the program. thousands gathered in washington to pay tribute to a historical day for civil rights in the u.s. 50 years ago, in 1960 three, the march on washington and martin luther king junior's iconic "i have a dream" speech changed history forever. i will be back in 30 minutes for more. now back to michelle in new york. >> thanks. despite the situation in syria, u.s. stock markets advanced today comer singh -- reversing two straight sessions of losses. the dow and nasdaq rose 0.4%. the s&p 500 gained 0.3%. we had a big syria fueled selloff yesterday. some traders saw this as a buying opportunity and jumped into the market. still believing the u.s. equity market will rain
second term, if only he can overcome some major diplomatic hurdles. as the u.s. moved closer to military action, president obama interrupted his deliberation over syria to mark an historic milestone, the 50th anniversary of martin luter king's "i have a dream" speech. the words belonged to the ages. >> unmatched in our time. >> reporter: it was one of the only few public appearances for the president, who has little time to spend away from the white house. any decision to strike syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons is growing more complicated by the day. over at the u.n., syria's ambassador sounded the alarm and accused rebels of launching their own gas attacks. >> we are in a state of war, preparing for the worst scenario. >> accusing russia of blocking u.n. action. >> we cannot be held up in responding by russia's continued intrance jens at the united nations. >> the british may require the u.n. to present its evidence. >> it is understandable that people want to see what the u.n. inspectors say. >> reporter: a white house official sell the president is spending a lot of time
>>> on the broadcast tonight from washington -- ready to strike. the u.s. prepare as military attack on syria, but tonight the house speaker tells the president to slow down. we'll take a closer look at the possible consequences of american military action. >>> remembering the dream. 50 years after dr. king's historic speech, a huge crowd comes here to celebrate, remember and inspire the nation to finish the job. >>> death sentence for the army psychiatrist convicted in the massacre at fort hood. >>> and air scare. a new warning tonight about the wildfire at yosemite and what it's doing to the air people are breathing so many miles away. "nightly news" begins now. >>> and good evening. i'm lester holt in for brian. here in washington, talk of war and peace at the lincoln memorial where martin luther king jr. delivered his famous "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago today. president obama headlined a chorus of speakers saluting the racial justice that changed this country. a lot more on that in a few minutes. >>> but first, the remmings in this city about a possible military at
that we let those who represent us on capitol hill, those who represent us in our communities, knowing that we are a force to be reckoned with. many of our messages today target today's youth and our elders. i look specifically at those new parents, our young professionals, youthful educators, and community activists. they are young enough to relate, but also established in our community, and i ask you, how will we bridge that gap? what are our next steps? because this country, in the area of civil rights, has certainly taken a turn backwards. am i depressed? no. i am energized to move forward and to be sure to see the gains that we have encountered and had to come to us, that we have had to work so hard for, are not lost. so i do ask you, one of our next steps, we created a framework, but there is so much work to be done. many of our civil rights leaders, including my husband and dr. martin luther king, were still of an age when they took the lead. with that question and mind, i challenge you to get back to community building. it is your problem, it is our problem, it is our neighborh
on the serious and chemical weapons use and this most recent incident was not the first, the united states would support its military were the supreme military council specifically so we are not arming. but actually the supreme military council. as you have seen in the press, that has come out that there has been a lot of complaints about the late delivery of those weapons. there are several reasons for that. one is arguments over how effect of this can be because the fight in serious has ended up in the division of the country. some call it a stalemate and whatever we provide to them would not leave to the toppling of the assad regime but only sustaining the fight. the other more enduring argument has been supplying the smc wholesale that could and likely would leave those weapons into falling into the hands of the extremists. as it is currently construct did, that is a distinct possibility. however, i am not rejecting this as a vehicle for supporting the opposition but rather, and we talked about this in the paper, and i think this is also partially born from the findings of my colleague, what
in a time when there. demographicndous changes going on. the role of the u.s. in the world is in a different place. he is president. he is not a civil rights leader. he is the president of the entire country. his constituency is essentially everybody. king's constituency was those committed to civil rights in the issues he worked on. those are important differences. ability ofs, the president obama to be elected twice is a result of the sacrifices and struggles people carried on in the history of the country, not just in the civil rights movement, but the never forng fight for inclusion democratic participation. host: clarence lusane from american university talking about the march on washington and civil rights and 1964. today's coverage of the events in washington takes place on c- span. >> the speaker for this segment, the director of foreign policy friends committee, a national legislation, and dr. michael chang. >> the day after martin luther king died, robert kennedy spoke on violence. here is what he said, what has violence accomplished and created? we tolerate a rising level of viole
but not without controversies, privacy to name just one. thank you for being with us. it's been great to have you. "around the world" starts now with richard quest and suzanne malveaux. >>> the u.s. is quote, ready to go if president obama orders attacks on syria. that's according to chuck hagel. we'll look at the military options straight ahead. >>> political scandal in brazil forces the minister to resign. we'll tell you why it's latin america's version of edward snowden. >>> would you pay extra to make sure no kids sit next to you on plane. another airline giving you that option. i'm suzanne malveaux. >> i'm richard quest. >> the u.s. military is waiting for the go ahead from the president. it could happen at any moment. what we're not seeing today is inspections of the areas where hundreds of syrians were allegedly gassed to death. u.n. experts were prepared to visit second neighborhood. >> that was until the u.s. chief was seen leaving their hotel in damascus earlier today. they were not wearing their protective gear and were not joined by other members of the team. syria's government cancel
of us know this is the true place, the mother ship. [applause] so i wanted to start this morning by paying tribute. the reality tv rush hour-free zone, which is one of its appeals. now, i can't claim and i am not a true native chataquan like many of you, that go back four, five, seeven six generations. in fact, i grew up outside of boston, massachusetts. i am a patriots fan. admittedly behind enemy lines here in buffalo bills territory. but i was born in buffalo general hospital. so, mr. president, i'd like to apply again for citizenship in chaw tack qua nation. -- chautauqua nation. i'm pleased to be discussing diplomacy. i'm glad that chautauqua has decided to spend some time talking about this venerable art, sometimesis understood, stiemsma lined, but always important as diplomacy. i'm a former career american diplomat. i served five presidents between my first job. i was the lowest ranking person in the u.s. government. i was an intern at our ambassador in mauritania in west africa in 1980. until my last job as undersecretary of state in 2008. and you now have the privilege o
. king inspire us with the "i have a dream" part of his speech, the part that was the call to action was the fierce urgency of now part of his speech. in that time dr. king says we refuse to take the tranquillity drug of gradualism. we must move forward, and forward we will. if it was fiercely then urgent, it certainly is now. 50 years ago there were only five african-american members of the house of representatives. there was no congressional black cauc caucus. today there are 43 members. we want more but there are 43. they're led by congresswoman marsha fudge who you heard from and they are the conscience of the congress. in that blauk caucus we have the privilege of serving with john lewis, some of us for over 25 years in the congress, and aren't we proud of that. i also want to mention that 50 years ago, though he was not a member of congress at the time that john conyers was one of three people invited to the white house to meet with president john f. kennedy following the civil rights march, the march for jobs, justice and freedom, who is with us. 50 years ago we had the first
conferences and offering gavel- to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house all as a public service a public industry. created by the cable tv industry 34 years ago and funded your local cable or satellite provider and you go watch is in hd. x thousands of people gathered on the national mall today to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on washington and civil rights advocates joined members of government in a ceremony on the lincoln memorial. the same location where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his i have a dream speech. you would hear from the reverend holder, then, eric reverend al sharpton, among others as a picture butte to the events of the day -- as they pay tribute to the events of the day. >> for those of us from the south, 50 years ago we received our marching orders when dr. martin luther king jr. quote it the prophet isaiah, i have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted and every hill should be made low and the crooked places will be made straight and the glory of the lord should be revealed and all flesh. and this is the faith that we go ba
space. >> no. >> and thanks for joining us today. >> good to so you. we wish you a good day. america lives starts right now. bye-bye. and we begin with a fox news alert out of washington, where we do expect to be briefed by the state department on the crisis in syria and what is a growing indication that world powers are ready to act to stop the blood shed. welcome to america live. president obama is keeping in close contact with our allies to determine the next step. the united nations acknowledged some coined of substance was used in last week's attack. the u.s. is prepared to act and moving four navy destroyers in the region. each is capable of caring 90 tomahawk missiles and they have nuclear powered submarines at its disposal. and un inspectors were able to get to the site for a second time. earlier this month they were shot at while they were trying to do their job. this comes as a suspected chemical weapon's attack killed hundreds of people. families were woiped out. in the midst of all of the sorrow, a story of hope. a father was reunited with a son he thought was ki
not just the civil rights movement but it reminds us of who we are as americans. >> what is the dream? was delivered right here. imagine what it was like to be here 50 years ago. hundreds of thousands of people came together to be part of a call to action.there were rumors that coming here would be dangerous. there were fears that nobody would show up. in the end, it was a success because people believed in the power of standing for something. that speech by dr. king was not called, "i have a dream." it was called, normalcy never again. it was about opportunity for all people. >> it was about looking forward to where we need to go as a country, which reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from 50 years ago. he said, the future does not belong to those who are fearful of gold projects and new ideas, but it longs to those -- belongs to those who can blend passion and courage. >> in 1963, i was in the mind of god, as my mother would say. my parents, an interracial couple, knew the importance of the message that was delivered here. their marriage in 1958 was illegal in the state where th
watch dogs on protesters. it has only been months since the u.s. supreme court rolled back voting rights. every day in fact every 30 minutes a child is a victim of gun violence. so the whites only signs may be gone but there's still signs of injustice all around us. children born poor today are likely to stay poor. high poverty schools where kids need so much are given the least. and discrimination based on race or sexual orientation may no longer be legal, but it is still lethal. martin luther king jr. and others understood the intersection between racial equality and economic justice. the civil rights struggle is a struggle for good jobs and decent wages. and no while not the only solution they got, that educational opportunities is the highway to economic opportunity, which is why we must reclaim the promise of public education. and as i close, let me just say this, we stand here today as students, my friend and brother lee saunders, and myself, 50 years ago another gay person had to be in the shadows. but today i speak as a teacher, a worker, a labor activist, and a gay person deeply
changing this to the pat robertson list. that's it for us. thanks for watching. >>> next, breaking news. president obama in his own words on his plans for syria. what he means by consequences for the assad regime. >>> a montana man convicted of raping his 14-year-old student, how could a judge only sentence him to 30 days in prison? an exclusive interview tonight with the victim's mother. >>> and four famous words, i have a dream. dr. martin luther king's vision 50 years later. has the dream come true? let's go outfront. >>> i'm jessica yellin in for erin burnett. outfront tonight breaking news. making the case for war. president obama directly addressed the possibility of a strike against syria just moments ago in an interview with pbs' the news hour. >> we have not yet made a decision but the international norm against the use of chemical weapons needs to be kept in place. and nobody disputes or hardly anybody disputes that chemical weapons were used on a large scale in syria against civilian populations. we have looked at all of the evidence and we do not believe the opposition posse
. breaking this morning, u.s. warships in position for a possible strike on syria. accused of using chemical weapons, has syria finally crossed a red line? >> it's very troublesome. >> are we on the brink of war? >>> plus in egypt, anarchy on the streets of this key u.s. ally. we're here on the ground and anchoring from the region with all the breaking details. and 50 years later, remembering a day that changed the nation. >> what was at stake that day? >> the future of america. >> was dr. king's dream fulfilled? the powerhouse roundtable weighs in on that and all the week's politics. it's all right here this sunday morning. >> from abc news, a special edition of "this week" with martha raddatz in cairo. and jonathan karl in washington. starts right now. >>> good morning, george is off today. we're reporting from a region on the brink, and all eyes are on syria, where an apparent chemical weapons attack could lead to american military action. here in cairo, we're just 100 miles from the mediterranean sea where u.s. warships are now at the ready. this morning, officials tell abc news that u.s
but the international norm against the use of chemical weapons needs to be kept in place. and nobody disputes or hardly anybody disputes that chemical weapons were used on a large scale in syria against civilian populations. we have looked at all of the evidence and we do not believe the opposition possessed nuclear weapons or chemical weapons of that sort. we do not believe that given the delivery systems using rockets that the opposition could have carried out these attacks. we have concluded that the syrian government and if so there need to be international consequences. we are consulting with allies and international community. i have no interest in open ended conflict in syria. we have to make sure that when countries break international norms that they are held accountable. i think it is important that if, in fact, we make a choice to have repercussions for the use of chemical weapons then the assad regime involved in a civil war will receive a strong signal that it better not do it again. and that doesn't solve all the problems inside of syria. and, you know, it doesn't obviously end the death
of that king has called us all together once again to gather at the feet of the great emancipator just wonder from the granite figure of his father and one of our founding fathers. he has called us together not just to celebrate nor merely to commemorate. he has called us to fortify and inknock late our human spirit to galvanize and energyize our collective consciences to take action to realize the dream. he has been an elected leader, the president of a southern christian leader conference, the head of the martin luther king jr. center for nonviolent social change, the founder of realizing the dream. he is a national civil rights champion, a global human rights crusader. he is the father of yo landa renee, the husband of andrew waters, the big brother of dexter and bern niece, the younger brother of the late dwro landa denees. born of cortea scott king and the namesake of dr. martin luther king, jr., ladies and gentlemen, martin luther king iii. five decades ago, my father dr. martin luther king, jr., stood upon this hallowed spot. and the spirit of god spoke through him and summoned the nat
on the united states and the world. how will the u.s. respond to the use of chemical weapons in syria? and is president obama about to launch a military attack? we heard some tough talk from the administration today. here's what vice president biden had to say. >> chemical weapons have been used. everyone acknowledges their use. no one doubts that innocent men, women and children have been the victims of chemical weapons attacks. in syria. the president believes and i believe that those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women and children should, and must, be held accountability. >> the of -- accountable. >> the vice president making it very clear the administration's intentions. pathy culhane describes why the president has been hesitant to get involved. >> the president will respond to this the use of chemical weapons in syria. but the goal is not to get rid of syrian president bashar al-assad but to send him a message. >> regime change. >> they say no decision has been made but they say most likely it will involve cruise missiles not chemical weapons stock piles. a
threaten us, that they are held accountable. >> ifill: and we get his take on race relations in america, following his speech at the lincoln memorial today, 50 years after the march on washington. >> no one can match king's brilliance but the same flame can light the heart of all who are willing to take a first step towards justice. i know that flame remains. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> supported by the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation. committed to building a more just, verdant and peaceful world. more information at macfound.org >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: there was a flurry of activity around the world today on what happens next in syria. at the united nations, britain submitted a resolution to the security council condemning syria for an alleged chemical attack, and author
the long-term, may have a positive impact on sense that chemical weapons are not used again on 99 civilians. lori: white house will brief members tomorrow on the actions it may take. lieutenant colonial bill cowen is a marine, and fox news analyst. we will join us in moments. >> and washington, other big story of day, thousands descending on the national mall to commemorate 50th anniversary of dr. king jr. and his landmark i have a dream speech. we will have full analysis, with fox news contributor angela mcglowan. we begin with administration making it clear there i plan to bypass united nations security council as they repair for a possible strike on syria, state spokesman saying last-ditch effort for a british resolution, were not successful. but she said that u.s. would proceed anyway. >> we see no avenue forward, given continued russian opposition to any meaningful action on syria, uned states will continue its consultation and take appropriate act to respond in the days ahead. lori: launching a strike without u.n. authorize or congressional approval would not be unprecedented but it
." the place for politics. thanks for being with us. "all in with chris hayes" starts right now. >>> good evening, from new york, i'm chris hayes. tonight on "all in" the white house says there is very little doubt that chemical weapons were used in syria. now the question on everyone's mind is whether the u.s. is on the eve of another war. >>> also tonight, what happens when a right wing fringe congressman says something patently false and the world takes him seriously? >>> plus, donald trump has a giant lawsuit on his hands over accusation he scammed thousands of people all over the country. we'll talk to someone who said she was duped out of over $10,000. those stories are ahead. >>> we begin tonight on the doorstep of another war in the middle east. as secretary of state john kerry responded in the stronger terms to last week's evident chemical weapons attack by the syrian government on its own people. >> the indiscriminate slaughter of civilians, the killing of women and children, and innocent bystanders, by chemical weapons is a moral obscenity. the reported number of victims, the r
improved security measures at home and abroad to make sure we are focused on those who seek to do us harm. of course, not all threats result from terrorism or violent behavior. some come from mother nature and the impact can be just as severe if not more so. over the past 4.5 years, our nation has faced hundreds of disasters including hurricane irene which happens when multiple states were already doing with historic floods, making a bad situation even worse. we confronted deadly tornadoes in joplin, missouri, tuscaloosa, alabama, and moore, oklahoma. today, as we find ourselves every summer, we are fighting devastating wildfires in the western states, particularly california. as with our counterterrorism efforts, we two important lessons from each of these events, most notably -- we built upon the lessons of hurricane katrina to put us in the best possible position to support the response to a major hurricane and make sure that response would be fast, flexible, and comprehensive. we understood the importance of pre-positioning mass quantities of assets before the storm so they will be q
action against syria. what a difference a few days can make. less than a week ago the president told us chemical weapons uses aa question mark. now vice president biden saying there's no doubt chemical weapons were used and defense secretary chuck hagel says u.s. forces in the region are ready to go with armed u.s. warships already in the region. iran warning of a disaster if the u.s. intervenes in syria. we're covering all the angles of the story including the only western network reporter on the ground inside syria. let's begin with chris lawrence at the pentagon. chris, what's the latest in. >> reporter: military officials say once they get the order they could be ready to go within hours but while obama administration officials continue to verbally hammer bashar al assad we're still waiting to get the hard evidence that he's responsible. the latest warning to syria comes directly from the white house. >> those who use chemical weapons against defenseless men, women and children, should and must be held accountable. >> reporter: another sign to expect action, u.s. officials all but t
after the march on washington, let us remember that dr. king's last march was never finished. the poor people's campaign was never finished. some 50 years after the march on washington, while if you were -- you are people as a percentage in our country are poor, more as a number in our country are poor. while the ladder of opportunity extends to the heavens for our people today, more are tethered at the bottom and falling off everyday. say that thean distance between a child's aspirations represented by the top of that letter and a family situation at the bottom of that is the exactder measurement of that aaron's level of frustration. as we go home today, let us remember that the dreamer was also a doer. as we turn on our tvs tomorrow and see people walking out of places where they are being forced to survive on $7.25 by the thousands, let us commit to join them in fighting to lift up the bottom. at the top of that letter has extended, the tethers at the bottom must be unleashed. let us not just be dreamers. let us recommit to be doers. thank you, and god bless. [applause] >> from dest
solely about deterring and degrading the future use of chemical weapons by the syrian regime. full stop, an end of story and if we were aware of large-scale use of chemical weapons by the opposition i would be making the same argument and the same recommendations. .. let me turn -- i'm going to make sol progress, as i said, the second part of my speech is deal with the action motion. i want to address those and take more interventions. whatever disagreement will there other over the complex in syria. i -- the world came together to agree in 1925 treaty and outlaw the use of chemical weapons. international law since that time reflected a determination the event of the war should never be repeated. it put a like in the sand. whatever happens the weapons must not be used. they have crossed the line, in my view, and there should be consequence. it's the first use of chemical weapons this century. for at least 100 years. interfering in another country's affairs should be undertaken except for the most exceptional circumstance. it is must be a humanitarian catastrophe and a last result.
of emergency. >> the suspected chemical weapons attack, asp president obama considers whether to use force in the civil war. >>> i have a dream. my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colors of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream today. >> 50 years after martin luther king's most famous speech, americans descend on the nation's capitol to keep his dream alive. >>> the wildfire raging in yosemite national park is threatening to leave san francisco in the dark. the part of the park that's burning is about 200 miles east of the city, but california's governor jar brown declared a state of emergency. the flames have started moving toward the transmission lines that feed electricity to san francisco. some of those lines have already been taken offline. so far, however, there have been no reports of power outages. melissa chan is joining us by phone in groveland, california, which is near the fires. melissa, what is the latest that you are hearing on the ground? >> well, the city of san francisco, a state of emergen
come true? welcome to our viewers on public television in america and elsewhere around the globe. the u.s. is ready to launch a military strike against theory at a moments notice. that is what the defense secretary has told bbc news in an exclusive interview. the remarks came after suspected chemical attacks last week, and today, there was fresh fighting on the ground as the french point into the u.s. with some tough words on their own, saying they will punish those who decide to gas people. we start with our reporter who spoke to secretary chuck hagel. >> all dressed up and nowhere to go. were not able to carry out their work due to snipers, but due to which side, it is contested. was pretty clear that the united states has four and an opinion of the suspected chemical weapons attack. >> chemical weapons were used against people in theory it. i think that the intelligence will conclude that it was not the rebels who used it. the deeper we get into this, it seems to me it is clearer and clearer that the government of cereal was responsible. >> and he says he is just waiting for word from
. >> inspectors on the ground. >> vice president biden saying there's no doubt chemical weapons were used. >>> also, hot spot. the rim fire racing deeper into yosemite this morning. helicopters swooping in, firefighters struggling to save the oldest trees on the planet. >>> plus, charged. tesla is tops. fueled by electricity, the sedan passing porsche, outrunning j jagu jaguar. >>> yeah, that's going to cost you to get into that tesla, $71,000. we'll talk more about that later. good morning, everyone. i'm carol costello. we begin this morning focusing on syria. u.s. military ramp up and inspection teams and even as inspectors collect evidence of chemical attacks vice president joe biden said there is no evidence that gassed their own people. echoing calls for military action and some reports suggest the countdown to u.s. strikes could now be mere hours. cnn's chris lawrence is at his post at the pentagon. good morning, chris. >> good morning, carol. well, yes, the military is ready, but u.s. officials say there is still work to be done behind the scenes. that includes making sure allies h
. >> i'm jamie colby in for jenna lee today. right now it is looking increasingly likely that the u.s. will lead a military strike on syria. this is all a week after alleged chemical weapons attacks were happening, that killed, what we're seeing many people. vice president joe biden is saying there is is now doubt the assad regime is to blame and right now the u.s. has warships, four of them, in the mediterranean. crews missiles are ready to be fired but the obama administration has to still work out some of the details in considering how the assad regime will respond. our chief white house correspondent ed henry live at the white house with the very latest. ed, good morning to you. are they planning on getting congressional authorization first? >> reporter: it does not look like it, jamie. the situation getting worse by the hour. israel on high alert, worried about possible retaliation by the syrian regime. in the last few moments turkish foreign minister is being prepared and turkey is on high alert at this hour to protect turkish interests. vice president biden, becoming the latest
. joining us now from the lincoln memorial our mike viqueira. we have our dr. aubrey hendri hendrix{^l" ^}, and dr. williams of history and codirector of black studies. dr. hendrix, i want to start with you because you had a front-row seat to history last night. you were dining with a few important people. who might that have been. >> well, it was a large reception. i wasn't exactly dining with them. >> that's how we tell the story. >> janet lewis, a number of the king familie family, a number of religious leaders and it was a wonderful, best afire i've been to at the white house. >> one of the interesting things about working in washington as long as i did, there is a tendency when the audience watches the president, when they watch dr. king, they think they're watching someone who is larger than life. these are people who are trust in a moment of history p what was it like for him knowing this was going to be a big day for him as well. >> he was joking about it a little bit. he said, they have me on a vice. they want me to speak on martin luther king day and the gett gettysburg af
. i have got options from our military. >> the world waits to see what action the u.s. will take in a suspected chemical attack in syria. >> hello, we have world news from al jazeera. also in this program a former army army psychiatrist is sentenced to death for killing 13 soldiers in fort hood, texas, four years ago. >>> in yemen, children do not have enough field. [ bells ringing ] and the united states remembers martin luther king and his dream of racial equality 15 years on. >> barack obama says the u.s. military has presented him with options for strikes against syria, but he has not yet made a decision. he's coming increasing pressure from the u.n. and russia to hold off. they want u.n. monitors currently inside syria to complete their investigations into a suspected chemical weapons attack last week. obama said the aim of the military reaction would be to deter future chemical weapon attacks. >> obama: if in fact, we can take limited tailored approaches, not getting drawn into a long conflict, not a repetition of iraq, which i know a lot of people are worried about, but if
. >> for those of us who are from the south, 50 years ago we received our marching orders hen the prophet dr. king jr. quoted the prophet isiah, that have a dream. this is our hope. this is the faith that we go back to the south with. those are our marching orders. this is the faith that we go back to the south with. yes, the south where some are still trying to fight the civil war. yes, the south. where we are witnessing this vicious attack on voting rights and the blatant voter suppression by one particular political party. es, the south where young boys can't walk the street of his father's neighborhood without eing profiled, confronted, stalked, and finally murdered. watched over 45 days where governor because of the relentless protests of 20 plus,000 people reluctantly appointed a reluctant prosecutor who reluctantly put together a prosecuting team who did a poor job in presenting their case. watching a murderer go free, watching our community and our country try to go back 50 years . we walk away with the faith in the words of the prophet isiah once again that they that wait upon the l
and pursuing the common good for over 30 years, and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship managers use their to understand the industry you work in, to help provide capital for keep, strategic decisions. expertise in a wide range of industries. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news america." >> this is bbc world news america. reporting from washington, i am katty kay. as the world relate -- waits for a response to the theory and attack, forces are ready. >> we are ready to go. >> we are ready to go. order does come, what would military action look like? tonight, we assess the actions. a dream.id he had but 50 years after martin luther king delivered his famous speech, how much of it has come true? welcome to our viewers on public television in america and elsewhere around the globe. the u.s. is ready to launch a military strike against theory at a moments notice. that is what the defense secretary has told bbc news in an exclusive interview. the remarks came after suspected chemical attacks last week, and today, there was fresh fighting on the ground as the french point i
. >> 50 years later, extraordinary. of course, also extraordinary events ahead of us. unfortunately, perhaps, our nation called into conflict again in the coming days. we'll talk about syria in a minute. we look back at this speech and rank this speech probably as one of the greatest in american history. it's easy to forget 50 years later that a lot of people didn't want martin luther king to deliver this speech including jfk who tried to get him to call the civil rights march and speech off. he refused and kennedy was left with no option but to support this speech and the rest, as they say, is history. >> it is. president kennedy watched the speech being carried live on the three television networks. his remark after it was finished was he is damn good. one master of oratory understood it. i would argue that what dr. king said today 50 years ago was the most important piece of american oratory from the gettysburg address through our own time. it redefined what it meant to be an american. it carried forward what jefferson started and what lincoln ratified and what king was urging us
security counsel. if there's no u.n. authorization, the u.s. would lead a possible strike. but one official says, quote, we don't want to do anything on our own. u.s. allies must commit both resources and political will. we'll have more from washington in a few moments. but first back to the region, martha. >> thanks, jon. let's bring in colonel steve, a veteran fighter pilot who flew missions in the gulf war and was a deputy secretary of state. welcome, colonel. let's get to the question about the cruise missile strikes. the white house said there will be no boots on the ground. how would these work out of the mediterranean? >> there are a couple ways it could be done. one is by launching them from ships at sea out in the eastern mediterranean or from submari submarines. it's a long, 20-foot sort of flying torpedo, and has wings and a little jet engine that allows it to fly at low altit e altitudes over the sea. it can fly through mountain canyons and hit with accuracies where you can pick third window on the left. that is good. but we have to remember they're small warheads, and
leaving that country and accusations. wabashar assad's regime is using weapons of mass destruction to attack out its own citizens. and the pentagon sending a message. the top brass suggesting that the u.s. military is ready to act on a moment's notice in syria. >> and remembering the day when the martin luther king junior had a dream. it is a half century later. and tonight, following the to the steps of a civil moment in american history. and also former vice-president cheney speaking loud and clear on the national issues which are front and center on the minds of many americans. >> don't put the nsa with the irs. they are totally different problems and issues and i believe there is ample evidence that the irs abused the player and daughter liz a political candidate. words from the father/daughter duomaking headlines. >> i am harris faulkner. how will the united states respond to the crisis in syria that has millions of people pouring over the borders trying to escape the slaughter house that their country has become. it could create now havens for terrorist and american national
mason university in virginia. you can reach him on twitter. thanks for being with us this morning and talking about eminent domain. that will do it for this "orning's washington journal next, we will take you live to the national press club where they will be recognizing out going homeland security secretary jenna not a ton of who is stepping down from her position, taking the chair as president of the university of california. live coverage is next on c-span. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] the shift to [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> we are live at the national press club in washington, dc awaiting remarks from out going homeland security department secretary janet napolitano. earlier this summer, she announced she would be stepping down from her cap in a position to become president of the university of california system which includes ucla and the university of california berkeley among other campuses this is. we are expecting her in a moment. >> ladies and gentlemen, we will start into moments of silence all cell phones
>> the u.s. military is ready to go if the president orders a strike on syria. good evening i'm judy woodruff. >> i'm gwen ifill. and the newshour tonight as the obama administration gathers international support for military action, it says the goal of any response will not be regime change. margaret warner has the latest on options for action in syria. then we return to the march on washington 50 years on. tonight reflections from the last living speaker, georgia congressman john liu business. >> it was all inclusive it was black and white, latino, asia asian-american and native american. >> they came from idaho, wyoming, and they were there. carrying their signs. >> and we conclude our series on governing in a time of gridlock with a look at how the entertainment world sees the nation's capital. >> the question we ask is if someone is actually getting something done, do the ends justify the means? it is an interesting question to ask when washington is paralyzed by gridlock. >> that is all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided
and mitch the senate republican lear mitch mcconnell. it was held at u.s. capitol. here's a portion of the event that runs just under an hour. we are back live at 11:00 eastern time with the ceremony on the mall on the steps of the lincoln memorial. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the honorable nancy pelosi. >> good afternoon. thank you for bringing us together for this congressional bipartisan observance of the 50 year anniversary of the march on washington. wasn't it exciting to see the enthusiasm and the film of the people of the day? who could have expected so many of us would be here who had ties to all that was owing on? who could suspect that we would all be with john lewis? [applause] attorney general, mr. mayor, you honor us with your presence. .he fierce urgency of now words rang out across the national mall, the call echoed in households across america. the summons ignited a movement to make real the promise of democracy. of course everyone knows the "i had a dream" speech, but the fierce urgency of now part of it was not only an inspiration, it was a motivation to ac
, and if a u.s. strike on syria is imminent, you would not necessarily know it judging by major u.s. markets today. they're rebounding from tuesday's big selloff. right now take a look at the dow, the s&p and the nasdaq. all of the major indices higher right now, dow up by 56 off of session highs, s&p is up about six points as well. and take a look at oil, one of the biggest stories we've been tolling as those conflicts have continued to escalate. oil and all that's related to oil in the meddle east. $109.88, that's up 87 cents. and you're also going to want to watch brent as well. we're going to have more on oil and, of course, gold prices coming up in just a moment, that big play for safety, if you will. and jpmorgan and its ceo, jamie dimon, appear to be firmly in the government's crosshairs. published reports say the government wants the bank to fork over more than $6 billion for its alleged role in the mortgage meltdown, but jpmorgan, they are pushing back. we're going to tell you what the bank told our own elizabeth macdonald today. that's coming up later on in the show. >>> united sta
you hear the sound of the bells today, come to that spot and our god will fight with us, and so today, we're going to let freedom ring all across this nation. we're going to let freedom ring everywhere we go. if freedom is going to ring in libya, in syria, in egypt, in florida, then we must reach across the table, feed each other, and let freedom ring. [applause] [ music ] >> 1963, the 16th street baptist church was bombed. the bell was saved. thanks to the church and william bell, the mayor of ber ming ham, that bell is here. to help celebrate doctor king's legacy and this day, let freedom ring. [ music ] [ bell tolling ] >> please welcome our next performance by tony and grammy award winner heather hedley. [ music ] >> we'll get back to the m lk ceremonies in just a bit. i'm trace gallagher in for shepard smith. we have breaking news on studio b. welcome, everyone. we've just learned minutes ago that major nidal hasan has been given the death penalty. he will get death for killing 13 people at fort hood and injuring dozens more some four years ago. four years ago, he, of course, rep
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